SCOTUS Reins in FBI

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by alsaqr, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    In a ruling of 6-4 in The US vs. Jones; SCOTUS overturned a conviction based partially on information obtained from a GPS that was placed without first obtaining a warrant. As a result, the FBI has turned off 3,000 GPS and are attempting to remove the devices.

    This may have a sobering effect on the cowboys at the FBI who run roughshod over the Constitutional rights of US citizens.

    http://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-ruling-prompts-fbi-turn-off-3-154046722--abc-news.html

    Well, duh, you dumb bastard; just get off your fat ass and convince a judge to give you a warrant.
     
  2. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Blew my root beer out my nose when I read this line!!!!

    Hilarious! :D
     

  3. dog2000tj

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    I'm glad to see a ruling like this one that upholds the peoples rights. Though it bothers me to hear the head of the FBI rationalize their mentality,

    If they lack enough probably cause for a warrant than maybe they shouldn't be keeping eyes on these "number of people'? Plus, I'd like to hear what constitutes their reasoning for someone to considered a "threat of terrorism" :cool:
     
  4. AcidFlashGordon

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    Maybe people like us? Gun-owning Americans who support the right to bear arms (Second Amendment)?
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Old news. Warrantless GPS placement has been illegal for some time in Texas.
     
  6. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Great: Now its illegal nationally.
     
  7. Mason609

    Mason609 New Member

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    But, do you really think that the spoiled brats that don't play well with the other children will REALLY care?
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    They might when their agents start going to jail in Texas and a few others that have the appropriate statutes.
     
  9. Mason609

    Mason609 New Member

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    Possibly. But I think they're willing to sacrifice a few agents here and there. But, then again, I'm cynical...
     
  10. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Bingo.

    The FBI appears to be concerned about this SCOTUS ruling: They no longer have the federal security blanket, especially in states like TX. They shut down 3,000 GPS units for fear of losing those cases.
     
  11. BenLuby

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    Feds have already proven they could care less about any officer. Fast and the Furious comes to mind.